Cine Gear Expo 2019 Technical Awards


The Cine Gear Technical Awards are the expo's annual recognition of the products with the best of the industry's technical advancements that have been introduced since the previous year’s Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles.

All exhibiting manufacturers (not distributors) may submit their products for awards considerations during Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles. Over the course of the expo, these submissions will be examined and evaluated by a multidisciplinary team of industry expert judges. Following the expo and upon the completion of the judges’ reviews, deliberations, and voting procedures, the 2019 CGE’s Technical Award’s Winners will be formally announced and honored.

Techical Awards press release


2019 Technical Awards Chair: Peter Anderson ASC, VES

2019 Technical Awards Coordinator: Karin Gumbinner

2019 Technical Awards Judges:
Joe Lewis, Thomas Popp, Manny Duran, Dwight Campbell, Dana Christiaansen, Peter Santoro, Erin Franklyn, Joe di Gennaro, Mark Weingartner, Sarah Priestnall, Josh Pines, Mehran Salamati, Bradley Stonesifer, Ted Hayash and Jeff Siljenberg 


After reviewing and evaluating 130 of the newest technologies submitted and presented at this year’s Cine Gear Expo, our team of judges is pleased to recognize and honor these diverse recipients with this year’s Cine Gear Expo’s Technical Awards.

Camera Technology --
Winner:

Sony, Venice Extension System can separate the VENICE's imaging block from the camera body by up to 18 feet 
Inventor/Designer: Sony Electronics

Camera Technology: Optics --
Winner: Tie between

Cooke Optics, Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus

Inventor/Designer: Stephen Pope, Iain Neil, Graham Cassely, David Payne, Peter Line

Entaniya.co.,Ltd. Entaniya's Fisheye lens, 220 degree angle of view, PL-mount., covers Super 35 sensors
Inventor/Designer: Masaki Okumura

Camera Technology: Accessories --
Winner:

Qinematiq for the Smart Ranger 2 dual distance measurement tool that merges two kind of receivers in one single housing
Inventor/Designer:


Lighting Technology: Production Lighting --
Winner:

Creamsource, SpaceX is an LED studio top light fixture for film and television production
Inventors/Designers:


Lighting Technology: Specialized Lighting --
Winner:

Moss LED Inc, Cinema LED Work Light is a high output, battery powered, outdoor-rated, color temperature adjustable, high CRI work light.
Inventor/Designer: Jeffrey Moss

Lighting Technology: Accessories --
Winner: 

TMB, ProPlex IQ Tester LV Network Lighting Tester for system analysis and network troubleshooting


Support Technology --
Winner:

Cinema Devices, Ergorig displaces the weight of handheld cameras to the operator's hips
Inventors/Designers: Adam Teichman, Jesse Feldman

Runner Up:

SHAPE wlb inc. Push-Button technology, telescopic hand grips with rosettes
Inventors/Designers:

Runner Up:

Kornercrane Inc. Level universal head for cranes allows remote head be repositioned at the touch of a button
Inventors/Designers: Matt Davis, Chris Sweeney, Mark Zechner

Sound Technology --
Winner: 

K-Tek, for the K-Tek Stingray Backpack LE is fast to pack and unpack a comprehensive sound recordists gear package
Inventor/Designer:


Post Technology: Data Storage --
Winner:

SECUREDATA, Inc., for the SecureDrive® BT is the world's only hardware encrypted (HDD/SSD) portable drive with secure wireless user- authentication

Post Technology: Monitors -- 
Winner:

Sony Electronics, Sony's BVM-HX310 Professional Master Monitor reproduces high- resolution HDR images with clarity, depth and realism
Inventor/Designer: Sony Electronics

Post Technology: Image Processing Software --
Winner:

COLORFRONT LLC, Colorfront Engine advanced color volume remapping tools for multiple display mastering
Inventor/Designer: Mark Jaszberenyi

Runner – Up:

EditShare, EditShare QScan is a software application that enables content creators to test the integrity and quality of their media
Inventor/Designer:

Other Technology --
Winner:

Chrosziel GmbH, Chrosziel's P-TP7 Lens LED Test Projector is an illumination method for XPL and medium- format camera sensors and lenses
Inventors/Designers: Timm Stemann, Detlev Moeller, Tobias Finauer, Valentin Lang

Runner – Up:

Tilta Inc., Tilta Nucleus-Nano is a revolutionary wireless lens control system designed for handheld gimbal systems.
Inventor/Designer: Wenping Zheng 

Runner – Up:

Wave Central, CineVue from Wave Central is specifically designed for the wireless digital RF video assist market.
Inventor/Designer:

Runner – Up:

Omnicharge , The Omni 20+ is a 72WH battery power bank with many input and output options.
Inventor/Designer:


Judge’s Honorary Mention --

Camera Technology, Accessory
Panavision , Panavision POV2, OLED HDR Viewfinder 2


Judge’s Honorary Mention --

Lighting Technology, Production Lighting
Airstar Neo-Film Balloon Light


Judge’s Honorary Mention --

Camera Technology: Optics
Arri, Arri 15mm Signature Prime lens